Samsung has a never ending list of smartphones that at times can make it really hectic when it comes to choosing which to buy. The latest to join this list is the Galaxy C5 and its big brother Galaxy C7. While this phone comes in a super mid-range device, it has some of the best specs you can find on a device of its price tag.
On the other hand, HTC has been quite dormant in the market, with the only major release being the HTC 10, a flagship phone that comes in to take over from last year’s HTC One M9. So, how do these two smartphones compare as far as specs, features and price are concerned.
Design and display
As usual, our first look will take us to the designs of the two handsets. The flagship HTC 10 is quite bulky when compared to the Galaxy C5. Where the former weighs 161g and is 9mm thick, the latter weighs 143g and is only 6.7mm thick. This makes this phone one of the slimmest you can have. The two phones have the same height of 145.9mm and a slightly similar width of 71.9mm for the 10 and 72mm for the C5.
You will come across a unimetal body with an all new chamfered contour and excellent finish. The front of the phone has a Home button that houses a fingerprint scanner. On the other hand, the Galaxy C5 comes with metallic unibody with a curved rear, which gives it a very similar look to HTC’s One M9 flagship.
Coming to the display panes of the two phones, both handsets have a 5.2-inch screen size. However, the HTC 10 has a QHD LCD5 display screen with 565ppi of pixel density as compared to the Super AMOLED Full HD 1080p panel you find on Samsung Galaxy C5. The latter also comes with a lower pixel density of 424ppi, which is still decent for any user.
Hardware configuration and pricing details
As pointed out earlier, the HTC 10 is a flagship phone while the Galaxy C5 comes in as a mid-range player. The former has a Snapdragon 820 SoC chipset powering it and it’s paired with an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB RAM. The Galaxy C5 is on par with the 10 when it comes to the amount of RAM, but the performance levels of the octa-core Snapdragon 617 SoC and Adreno 405 GPU are nowhere near what the HTC 10’s spec combination offers.
Samsung Galaxy C5 gets an edge over the HTC 10 when it comes to storage. While both handsets have 32GB of onboard storage, the C5 also comes with a higher configuration that brings 64GB of storage on the table. Interestingly, both handsets have room for microSD card storage. Camera-wise, the HTC 10 has been voted as one of the best alongside the likes of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. This is true because it packs a 12MP sensor that includes features such as OIS, dual-LED flash as well as laser autofocus, among others. The front part has an equally magnificent 5MP sensor for selfies.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy C5 has a rear snapper of 16MP that also comes with a dual-LED flash but lacks OIS. On the front part is an even better 8MP sensor for selfies and video calls. As for the battery capacity, you get a larger 3000mAh unit on the HTC 10 as opposed to the 2600mAh available on the Galaxy C5.
There are really huge differences when it comes to the two phone’s prices. Even though the availability of the Galaxy C5 in the U.S. has not been confirmed yet, the current price of the phone in China is between $330 and $360. On the other hand, an unlocked version of the HTC 10 is available at a price of $699.
So, which one will it be? Let us know in your comments below.